Hendrick Ekstein’s propensity for playing a decent game but making crucial errors that can lead to conceded goals is due to a lack of continuous game time in his career. That’s according to Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp, who says the 28-year-old has the qualities needed to carry a team forward. Ekstein put in another good shift in Saturday’s Premiership Soweto Derby 1-1 draw against Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium‚ in his best season so far for Amakhosi. But after Daniel Cardoso’s penalty put Chiefs ahead in the 53rd minute‚ Ekstein gave the possession away in the 80th for the ball to be worked to Ben Motshwari‚ who provided the through-pass for Thembinkosi Lorch’s equaliser. Despite this being Ekstein’s second such mistake in recent weeks — he gave the ball away after not shielding it correctly in the Caf Confederation Cup defeat against Zesco United — Middendorp said Ekstein is “one of the best players I have worked with”. The coach said the midfielder had not benefited from...

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